US Air Force
Official Obituary of

Donald Gray Tinman

September 25, 1935 ~ May 17, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Donald Gray Tinman Obituary

Donald Gray Tinman, 87, of Gilbert, S.C. died May 17, 2023. He was the son of Linnie Mae and Thomas A. Tinman.

Don had a 20-year career in the Air Force serving his country. He was stationed in many locations throughout the world, including service during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked another 20 years as a commercial delivery driver. Upon a final retirement, Don spent many years traveling the country with his wife Pat.  He was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was a lifelong sports fan, notably the Atlanta Braves and Carolina Gamecocks.

Don is survived by his sister Linda (Bob); his four sons, Michael (Lynn), Tony (Robin), Philip (Katherine), and Joel (Tonya); his grandchildren, Kevin (Marcie), Sarah Rachael (Jody), Kristin (Michael), Jonathan (Hilary – deceased), Amy (Dave), Jordan, Jacob, Spencer (Lauren), Devin (Joey), Amanda, Noah, and Grayson; his great grandchildren, Morgan, Michaela (Shawn), Gavin, Tyler, Riley, Aidan, Logan, Tyson, Graham, Haylen, Norah, Porter, Charlie, Andie, AJ, and Reynolds; and two great, great grandchildren, Quinn and Silas.

Don is predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Patricia Sease Tinman. He is one of 7 children and is predeceased by his siblings, Bill, Gene, Jack, Dan, and Jo Ann and one great granddaughter, Ashley.

The family would like to convey special thanks to Becky for her compassion and care for our father.

Visitation will be held from 6pm-8pm, Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, 609 Northwood Road Lexington, SC 29072. Funeral service will be held 2 pm Sunday, May 21, 2023 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 246 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Road, Gilbert, SC 29054. Burial will follow with full military honors at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, 1326 Priceville Road, Gilbert, SC.

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May 20, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel
609 Northwood Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Funeral Service
May 21, 2023

2:00 PM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Gilbert
246 St. Paul's Road
Gilbert, SC 29054

May 21, 2023

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Priceville Road Cemetery
1326 Priceville Road
Gilbert, SC 29054


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